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Address: Vail, CO
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Description: A newly expanded area in Vail that offers challenging trails for...
A newly expanded area in Vail that offers challenging trails for intermediate and advanced skiers.
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It's like a whole 'nother place

Ever since Blue Sky opened up in 2000 it's been a destination for novices and powder hounds alike. Get there early and hide some brats and wine in the snow up at Belle's Camp... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Vail, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Ever since Blue Sky opened up in 2000 it's been a destination for novices and powder hounds alike. Get there early and hide some brats and wine in the snow up at Belle's Camp. Then go out and enjoy the wide open glades as well as the more challenging terrain, like Lovers Leap. When you get hungry, go back to... More 

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Huntington, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Undecided if Blue Sky Basin is the spot - the Bowls are much better. Terrain can get difficult quickly so beginner/intermediates need to keep a close eye on the trails.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

For intermediate to advanced skiers, a lot of runs with almost no people there, sometimes we were the only ones skiing down.

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Leeds
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One of the best places I've skied in 40 years. Don't miss it! The tree skiing is the best I've found, the black diamonds weren't too difficult in decent conditions.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Start early - Blue Sky Basin is the southern most part of the ski area - and you'll have to take at least three lifts to get to Bell's Camp - but worth the effort. The views are amazing, skiing in the trees is fun and challenging, and terrain is varied. No green skiing here, but wide open space at... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My favorite peak at Vail! So many trails with a ton of variety. You can cut through the trees or stay out in the open. Varying difficulty which makes it fun for any skill level. Getting over there is half the fun!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It takes a little work, but it is hands down the best skiing. Outer Mangolia trumps in terms of views, but for fun skiing with as few or as many trees as you want, Blue Sky is king.

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stoxabc
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156 reviews 156 reviews
37 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went to Blue Sky Basin every day as there are fewer people, great runs and better snow. It takes a little effort to get there but, well worth it!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

As a once a year intermediate skier, I hesitated to explore the back bowls. I am so glad I did! I have never seen views as I did from my day skiing Blue Sky. I'll be back! There's something for everyone if you are willing to take the long track there (or dive into the bowls).

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Newton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Far enough away from crowds but still with plenty of terrain. Some of the best spring skiing ever. Visit after it warms up abou 11 OClock

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